Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Clean and Simple Butterflies


Hi, today I have made a Clean and Simple card to share with you. I have used a sentiment stamp from the 'Birthday Collection' stamp set by Hobby Art. I stamped the sentiment with Black Archival Ink onto some Crafter's Companion watercolour card. I then stamped three of the butterflies from the 'Butterflies' stamp set which is also by Hobby Art again with Black Archival Ink. I coloured the butterflies with my Spectrum Aqua Markers before adding a layer of Do Crafts Artiste Glitter Varnish to them. I layered the stamped panel onto some Kraft card, before adding this to my base card to finish.  

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:



 I hope you like my card and thanks for visiting. 
         Sally.

Monday, 20 April 2015

Crafty Cardmakers and More Challenge #137- Dots


Hello, today sees the start of the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and more. I will be hosting this fortnights challenge and Dots is the theme.

For my project I have made a birdhouse that holds a little card in the base and also has somewhere to put a small gift or as I have chosen, some Chocolates. The birdhouse itself is a cutting file for my Silhouette that I bought from the Silhouette store, which I cut from 300gsm Kraft card stock. I then adapted the design slightly by adding some tabs to the roof so that the roof could be removed instead of stuck down and added a small card to the box base. I then painted the inside of the house and base of the roof with some brown acrylic paint. The outside of the birdhouse and the post was painted with some white acrylic paint before sponging some of the brown paint through a dotty stencil. When these paints had dried I added some Crackle Medium and another coat of white paint before drying with my heat tool. to reveal the cracks. The base was covered with some dotty green paper from My Minds Eye's 'Bright Dots' paper pad. I then die cut some grasses using a Crafts- Too die from Kraft Card and covered both sides with the dotty paper before adhering around the base and post. The roof used some red and blue dotty paper, also from the same paper pad, which I stuck to the pieces of the roof. I then cut between each scallop to create a bit more dimension.  The bird and branch are cutting files that also came with the birdhouse and the branch has been embossed with a wood effect embossing folder from Provo Craft. The bird and leaves were coloured with Copics. The sentiment stamp is from Hobby Art and has been stamped with Archival ink onto white card. The Blue Titmouse is my first attempt at Needle Felting and has been attached to the house with Pinflair Glue Gel. I have added some more of the grass die cuts to the top of the birdhouse and some Tonic punched flowers, some gems and ladybird and bee buttons from my stash. 


A top view of the roof with all its embellishments.


Inside the birdhouse with the chocolates.


A view of the birdhouse with the roof off and the base removed with the little card inside.


A close up of the card.


A view of the complete birdhouse.

I hope you like my project, please do pop over to the rest of the Design Team's blogs for some fabulous cards and I hope you can play along.
         Sally.

Monday, 6 April 2015

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #136- Wings


Hello, today sees the start of a new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and more. Mary is hosting this fortnight and would like to see your creations that includes something with Wings. 

For my card I decided to make a Criss Cross card and I have used an older stamp set from Personal Impressions. I stamped the owl with 'Rich Cocoa' Memento Ink and coloured her with Copic Markers and added a touch of shimmer with a Sakura Stardust pen. I also added some Glossy Accents to the eyes, beak and feet. The paper I have used is from the 'Owls World' paper pad by Joy Crafts. The leafy flourish is also a stamp from the same stamp set and I have used a Hobby Art sentiment on the insert. I finished the card with some glitter,ribbon, gems and clay roses. 


Above is a close up of the insert and below is a picture of just the band that goes around the card.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenge: http://cinspirations.blogspot.co.uk/

I hope you like my take on this weeks challenge. Please stop by the rest of the DT's blogs for some great inspiration. 
     Sally.